Questions tagged [civilization-4]

Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledging civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture or diplomacy.

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What is the origin of the Qin Shi Huang theme music in Civilization IV?

I've been trying to identify the music that is heard while one talks diplomacy with Qin Shi Huang in Civilization IV. The melody has been stuck in my head for a while now, and I'd like to know what it ...
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Is there a way play Civilization 4 (DVD-ROM) on Windows 10? (without virtual machine / dual boot)

I recently got Civilization 4 but sadly am unable to play it on Windows 10 due to the SafeDisc DRM it employs. Is there any way that I can play Civ4 on my system (preferably without virtual machine / ...
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How do I make a lot of money in Civilization 4?

I searched, but didn't find an answer. I am spending 0% of my money on science, and even so I'm losing 10 coins per turn. How do I make money in Civilization 4?
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Where can I find a good Civilization 4 Strategy guide? [closed]

I love this game but have a tough time winning past the 3rd level of difficulty... Any suggestions?
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Where do I put spies in Civilization 4 to protect against rival spies?

I'm playing Beyond The Sword and when I want to build a spy I notice they supposedly: Helps Thwart Rival Spies: Should I leave a spy stationed at borders? Should I place them cities? Does it matter ...
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Is it possible for Great People to become automated? If so, how do you turn it off?

My girlfriend was playing Civ V today, and quite enjoying the experience. I mentioned I preferred IV in some ways, and she decided to try it out. She was quite enjoying things at first, but she ended ...
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How to launch Civilization IV with a desired mod automatically loaded?

I am playing Rise of Mankind mod for Civilization IV Beyond The Sword, Steam version. But every time I launch the game it starts without any mod loaded. Is it possible to setup the launcher so that ...
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Civilization IV: How to play multiplayer with Mac and Windows?

How can I set up a multiplayer game of Civ IV with one Mac OSX player and one Windows player? Both players are running Civ through Steam. The Windows player is running Windows 7.
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Any explanation for intricacies (bugs) of the city and trade network?

I do not want to ask about an explanation of the city and trade network in general, because it has been explained quite well in the Civilopedia, let alone it is rather intuitive. But there are a ...
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Who is Brigit in Fall from Heaven II?

In the Civ IV mod Fall from Heaven II, there are a number of "Uniques Features" on the map. One of them is called the Ring of Carcer, a magic ring holding an angel called Brigit. The tooltip only says ...
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If I conquer a Civ do I get their techs?

Aside from having 1 less enemy what happens if I conquer another Civ, specifically do I get their tech?
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Civilization IV: How can I tell what version I have?

How can I tell what version I have of Civilization IV? I purchased it in Steam. In Steam I can click on Properties -> Local Files and see "Current content BuildID: 494450". Is this enough? Is there a ...
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In Civ 4 is the Dutch Dike building the only building that adds production to non-river water tiles?

I'm looking for what would be the equivalent of Civ 2's offshore platform building, but it just looks like it's only the Dutch unique building of the dike which adds production to all water tiles. ...
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Does the automated trading work correctly?

NOTE: This pertains to the Civ4: Colonization expansion specifically. A real game killer I've found with this game, is that it appears to not effectively allocate resources during the automated ...
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Why are there duplicate game entries in my Steam library?

I purchased Sid Meier's Civilization IV: The Complete Edition, a package that includes four items. Three of the included items are displayed twice in my games library, with the message [game] is not ...
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If you declare war on the same civ twice, do you get the “You declared war on our friend” penalty twice?

If you declare war on the same civ twice in Civ 4, do you get the "You declared war on our friend" penalty twice (i.e. for a total of -2 favourability rather than -1)?
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Do you get the Civ 4 “You declared war on our friend” penalty with civs you didn't know at the time?

Suppose I declare war on the French at a time when I don't know the Chinese. When I later meet the Chinese, might I have a "You declared war on our friend" penalty with them for having declared war on ...
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How important is your score in Civilization IV?

During a game in Civilization IV, you can see a score for each civilization (on the bottom right, above the mini world map). Is it important to be the top scoring civilization at all times? Or how ...
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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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What is the difference between the four versions of Civ 4 that Steam installs?

I just bought the Civ 4 complete edition from Steam with the 3 DLC packs, and I now have 8 different versions in my library. Four of them are SteamOS versions, but I can't figure out what to do with ...
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Can I enable popups for multiplayer in Civilization IV?

I just played my first multiplayer game of Civilization IV with a friend who was playing for the first time. When I played single player, there were a lot of useful popups telling me when something ...
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Can I disable automatic production hurrying?

In Civilization 4 when I enable production automation sometimes production is hurried automatically, either by sacrificing population or by spending money. Is there a way to disable this and still ...
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Can't raze a captured city in Civilization 4

I am having a strange issue. I just captured the last city of an AI opponent. Usually, when I capture a city, I will be given an option to either install a governor or to raze it. However, for this ...
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Is research percent needed at max?

I am in a game where I have maxed out all that I can research. It's already up to future tech 16, and I was basically wondering if I could drop my percentage on research to 0% once I get to future ...
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Turn Timer lengths

The turn timer for Civilization 4 multiplayer has a number of options that are defined by descriptive words, such as "Slow", "Blazing!!!", or "Snail." These names are necessary since the amount of ...
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How does trading work between your own cities?

I've played this game a few times with the tutorials helping me along the way. How do I get my cities to manage their resources properly? Some need a given resource and others are full with a given ...
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How can I load to the ship only a part in Colonization?

In Civiliazion IV: Colonization how can I load to a ship in a settlement only a part of a certain product? For example only 100 on 147 cotton units available?
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Which strategy to follow at the beginning of Colonization?

Coming from Civilization IV I should say that Colonization is a bit different, and I have some difficulties to understand which approach should I follow at the beginning (first 200 hundred years). ...
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When and how to start independence in Colonization?

I didn't understood when and eventually how can I start independence in Colonization. Can you explain?
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When should you kiss the king's ring in Colonization?

When should you kiss the king's ring in Colonization? What happens if you refuse?
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How is city maintenance calculated?

How is the cost of city maintenance calculated? In BTS, hovering over the maintenance cost tells you that it includes a factor for "distance from Capital" and a factor for "total number of cities ...
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List of valuable hotkeys and shortcuts

I am looking for a complete list of special hotkeys and shortcuts in a orderly manner to make living as a god easier. I am not looking for the obvious like "i" to irrigate or "r" for road but it might ...
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Civilization 4 Team Victory conditions

How are the conditions of a team victory calculated? It is clear that when playing a Team game of Civilization 4, teams win or lose together as a team. However, it is not clear how the target goals ...
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How can I get the Caveman2Cosmos mod working?

I downloaded and installed version 28 of the Caveman2Cosmos mod the other day, and am having trouble getting it to run. When I load the mod, Civilization closes down as normal, but never reappears. ...
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Is there a “follow” order in Civilization 4?

Let's say I want to follow another friendly civilization's army stack, to know where they exactly are right now. Is there a way to issue such an order to one of my units, or do I have to follow them ...
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Enemy road properties

Does movement on enemy roads use your technology level or that of the enemy? There are several technologies that improve the uses of roads (crossing rivers with Construction, another that gives +1 to ...
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Civ 4 mod, choose your opponents

Can anyone direct me to a mod that allows me to select my opponent civilizations and leaders when beginning a game?
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How to pause a multiplayer game of Civilization IV in OS X?

I know that the pause key pauses the game's turn timer in Windows, but how do you do it in OS X?
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Why would I want to raze a city?

Whenever I capture a city in Civ 4 I am offered the option to raze it or install a new governor. I almost always choose to install a new governor - after all, why not start with a partly-built city ...
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Civilization IV Complete won't run

I installed Civilization IV after buying the disk from a thrift shop and it installed successfully, along with GameSpy Comrade. I scanned in GameSpy Comrade, after signing up for an account with them, ...
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How can I add Civilization IV to my Steam account?

I installed a copy of Civilization 4 that I have bought and when I installed it, it didn't ask for a serial. But in Steam, I can only see an option that requires you to add the serial number. I ...
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How do I found a corporation?

I'm trying to found the Creative Constructions corporation using a Great Engineer unit. I've researched both the Corporation and Combustion techs. My civilization has access to Iron and Copper. I've ...
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Why is the Great Library so good?

I seem to read in all kinds of places how awesome the Great Library is in Civilization IV, but not why. Two free scientists in the city it's built doesn't seem too special. Why is it good? Is it only ...
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Does a resource have to be within the fat plus to use?

In Civilization IV, can I connect to a resource outside of the "fat plus" as long as it is inside my civilization boundaries? For instance, could I build a road and pasture to horses three tiles away ...
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Is there a way to quickly wake up all units of one type?

Let's say I have some swordsmen scattered about my kingdom, and I want to bring them all up to one point to take an enemy city. What's the fastest way to do this? I'm aware of th emilitary advisor ...
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Captured a city, but it's completely non-functioning

I've just captured my first city, and it's uh... not working. The borders don't extend beyond the single tile where the city is, and I can't build anything. What do I do? In Civ 3, you'd sometimes ...
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Does the Civilization IV exe contain Beyond the Sword updates

I recently bought Civilization IV Complete on Gamersgate and installed it. After installation I got 3 start options. - Civilization IV Complete - Civilization IV Beyond The Sword - Civilization IV ...
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How to get a build recommendation for city after it was building wealth/research/culture?

Sometimes there's no recommendation for a building in a city, because it essentially has everything. So, I choose wealth, research or culture. Later, when I get a new tech, I want to cancel the wealth/...
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How to record a game in civilization 4 and see others recorded games?

I'm still new in Civilization 4 and had a lot of questions about playing the game. I'm finding the game to be insanely complicated so please keep that in mind while giving your answer. If you use too ...